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Boost Workforce Skills and Capacity
Due to weather challenges in much of the country, the National MCH Workforce Development Center extended the deadline for its Cohort 2018 application until 12 p.m. ET on Jan. 19. Teams will participate in an eight-month cohort with five other state/jurisdictional teams, while the Center supports their work on an existing (or planned) project as a way to increase workforce skills and capacity. Download the application. The appendix provides a list of the Cohort 2017 projects, accomplishments, workforce tools, and the training curriculum. Contact Amy Mullenix at amy_mullenix@unc.edu or (919) 843-4457 with questions or to talk about your ideas.

 APHA's 2018 Annual Meeting Seeks Presentations
The American Public Health Association's annual meeting in San Diego Nov. 10-14 will bring more than 12,000 public health professionals to learn, network, and engage. APHA welcomes abstracts for presentations from all areas related to public health, including those that coincide with the 2018 theme, "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now."

The NIHCM Foundation Health Care Research Award
This award recognizes outstanding published work from researchers furthering innovation in health care financing, delivery, and organization or the implementation of health care policy. The award carries a $10,000 prize.

Webinars

Medicaid IAP New Technical Support Opportunity for States: Value-Based Payment for Home and Community-Based Services
The Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program's Community-Integration through Long-Term Service and Supports Program Area is launching an 11-month technical support opportunity for up to 10 states to design value-based payment (VBP) strategies for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). Learn more about this opportunity, including the goals, structure, and technical support approach for working with states on VBP for HCBS. Selected states will work with HCBS industry experts through their technical support and state-to-state learning activities. Register here
Jan. 16. 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET

Training the Next Generation of MCH Professionals in Eating Disorders Prevention
This e-module, "Who's Calling Me Fat? or, How Columbia Got Its Obesity Prevention Campaign Back on Track," engages learners in real-world dilemmas, problem solving, and teamwork to tackle high-impact issues in eating disorders prevention. It is designed for a group of at least 10 learners to take part in the e-module together during a set three-week period of instruction.
The Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health
Jan. 8 through Jan. 28, 2018

Explore the History of Community Mental Health and Strategies to Advance Mental Health and Well-being
Mental health is at the heart many of the challenges we face, and addressing social determinants of health is key to helping communities navigate adversity, heal, and flourish. In part one of Dialogue4Health's webinar series, this webinar provides an overview on how improving community conditions can reduce the incidence and intensity of mental health challenges and help activate resilience. Find out more and register.
Jan. 25, 1-2 p.m. ET

Innovative Medicaid Payment Models to Fund Community Health Workers Who Make Home Environments Healthy
The National Academy for State Health Policy is featuring case studies highlighting innovative community health worker (CHW) programs across the country; its latest study examines Medicaid payment models for CHWs who provide in-home services to improve healthy home environments. This case study features examples from Minnesota, New York, Utah, and Washington. 

Tackling the Opioid Epidemic in the Chickasaw Nation
Highlights the Define Your Direction prescription opioid abuse prevention movement's components, challenges experienced during its development and implementation phases, and successes.
National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities
Jan. 25, 3-4 p.m. ET

Championing Transformative Change to Advance Health Equity
Discusses why "transformative change" is essential to advancing health equity through examples from Omaha and Minnesota. The webinar will also discuss how Human Impact Partners and others are building a health equity movement and supporting innovation and will provide to help your health department champion transformative change to advance health equity.
Government Alliance on Race and Equity, the National Collaborative for Health Equity, and the National Association of County and City Health Officers
Feb. 15, 7-8 a.m. ET